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Tanjung Puting National Park is located in Central Kalimantan peninsula. Here there is a conservation of orangutans in the world with an estimated population of 30,000 to 40,000 orangutans are scattered in Tanjung Puting National Park.

In addition Tanjung Puting National Park is also designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 with a core area of ​​Tanjung Puting National Park covering an area of ​​415,040 hectares were set in 1982.

With the status of national park and biosphere reserve, Tanjung Puting National Park can be maintained continuity and is one tourist attraction in Indonesia. This is different to the conservation of orangutans in other parts of Kalimantan, where we see the orangutans were in man-made habitats.

Tanjung Puting National Park tourists can see first hand the natural habitat of orangutans live their lives and look directly in the wild. Tanjung Puting is initially a nature reserve and wildlife reserves with a total area of ​​305,000 ha.

The best way to visit the Tanjung Puting National Park is by boat klotok. Why is called the ship klotok? Because this ship sounds tok-tok-tok so that people around giving the ship's name klotok. Klotok ship is quite convenient transportation facilities.

Klotok vessel containing 7 to 12 passengers. The ship pace is not too fast, so that we can enjoy the atmosphere Sekonyer River along the way. With this ship passengers can enjoy the sunset, fireflies and other wild animals are sometimes seen on the riverside.

Most visitors to Tanjung Puting National Park are foreign tourists. The number of foreign tourists who come here to make people Pangkalan Bun and Tanjung Puting National Park further improve their services.

For example is when we climb klotok, service is not inferior to five-star hotel services. The tour guide and boat captain were friendly. Cooking was also very good if we compare to the big city standards. This may be because they have been accustomed to serve foreign tourists so standard service quality was still good. So even if it's late, we can sleep comfortably on board klotok accompanied with a mosquito net.

High season in Tanjung Puting National Park cause klotok boat full of tourists. July to August is the high season period because it coincided with the number of public holidays and school holidays. If you want to visit Tanjung Puting National Park avoid the month. Additionally, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent.

Sekonyer along down the river we can see monkeys swinging from one tree to another. These forests are home to eight species of primates, including monkeys who has a long nose (proboscis).

One of the interesting places in Tanjung Puting is Camp Leakey, the orangutans preservation. Indeed, before heading to Camp Leakey, there are other camps such as Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, Camp Pondok soar, and the last is Camp Leakey.

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This camp is the largest and was built in 1971. This place is a refuge location orangutans rescued from illegal hunting. Camp Leakey is known as a center for orangutan research. We can learn orangutans at Camp Leakey information center. Feed the orangutans are not allowed at Camp Leakey and other camps.

This camp will be maintained and remains important because orangutans are an endangered species, threatened by the effects of deforestation and the illegal pet trade.

Moreover cottage Tangui also a rehabilitation center for captured orangutans. In both these conservation center, tourists will get a chance to see these amazing primates up close and learn more about how we can protect endangered orangutans of Borneo.


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